Megadeth bassist David Ellefson says the band won’t be breaking up after the departure of half the band. Guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover left the band in late November.
Ellefson assured the Megadeth Cyber Army in an online chat that the band will forge ahead:
“As you can probably tell by me being here today, we are not disbanding. As of right now, we are looking at all the options, of which there are many. We’ll certainly continue working on the new songs for the next record, Hopefully that brings everyone up to speed on things as of today. Thank you for all of your kind words, concerns and support to us.”
Unfortunately, no one asked Ellefson if there was any reason in particular he recently started following Marty Friedman and Nick Menza on Twitter. Aside from that, it’s been a horrible year for the remaining members of Megadeth. Ellefson’s brother passed away in May, forcing the band to cancel a month’s worth of shows. Then Dave Mustaine’s mother in-law, who suffered from Alzheimers disease, went missing on a camping trip. The remains of her body were found a few days after the departure of Broderick and Drover.